We have been alerted to a growing number of customers receiving scam emails, asking for personal details, so that an alleged Council Tax refund can be sent to them.

If you receive one of these, do not open any links within the email. If you have become a victim of fraud, you can report this to Action Fraud.

Also, we are aware of companies calling customers offering to reduce their Council Tax Band if you pay an upfront fee of £150. Please note that you can appeal your own Council Tax Band for free, by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website.